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    Hi! I'm Traci. As a wedding and portrait photographer, I have a photography blog that shares the work I do for clients. This blog is for my other creative side. The side that goes weak at the knees over fabric, adores anything crafty, and gets cranky without some sewing machine time!

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Project Life Review

One of the crafty things I put the most time into this year was Project Life.  As the year comes to a close I’m so glad I invested the time into it and wanted to share my passion for this approach to scrapbooking with everyone!

My take on Project Life is posted on here.

Ellie’s bedroom redo in progress

Last month we moved Ellie from her crib to the futon in her room and got rid of the crib.  Suddenly there was a room there instead of just a giant pile of furniture!  I made her room my November project,building a bookcase for her (and look!  there’s a floor where all the books and toys used to be!), and working on her bedding.  In a house as cold as ours flannel sheets are mandatory, and for a girl as one-minded as Ellie, pink was required as well.  I’d seen these gorgeous pink flannel sheets at Garnet Hill before so when they went on sale I pulled the trigger, buying three flat sheets so I could turn two into her princess and the pea duvet cover.  The pink was a given, but I also wanted to work in the green from her wallpaper and was thrilled to see how well the brown ladder ties in her curtains (meaning I might not have to buy new curtains after all)!

Next on the list: a quilted pillow sham, a pillow for the rocking chair, and a coordinating quilt for the extra chilly nights.

A.J. Dub (Amy) - That duvet cover is adorable!

button christmas trees

I saw this tree on pinterest and thought it would be a fun project to do with the kids.  I used vintage thread spools and plain wooden spools for the bases with a little bit of ribbon.

Will managed his all by himself and it’s super precious.  Ellie got to sort and thread buttons. :)

Fran Cooper - Super cute!!

Susanne - These are SOO cute!!! What a great idea!!!

Disney Dresses

When we went to Disney World in September I had a few dresses I wanted to make Ellie.  For our first day I wanted something Minnie inspired, and the Claire pattern from Sandi Henderson fit the bill perfectly:

disneyland dress

I share this one before, but here’s the Snow White dress in its intended setting–the princess lunch at Cinderella’s Castle!!!  (If you are headed to Disney any time in the future and have a young princess lover, it is SOOOOO worth it!!!  It was the highlight of the trip and totally amazing.  [And a princess dress is a total must for the little girls!])

snow white homemade dress

When I got the tulle for Ellie’s Snow White dress I also got some cotton fabric for a peasant dress in case my tulle ‘make it up as I go’ dress didn’t work out.  Ellie wore this one on our last day:

And a few of my other homemade favorites made their appearance in Florida…

Halloween bag

I love my homemade bags, but they do wear out fairly quickly.  I thought a fun way to get a little bit more time out of my bags would be to rotate them more frequently by adding in some seasonal purses.  My little trick or treater ghost made his way into a practical bag.

Suzanne - I love the trick or treater. The bag is seasonal but understated. That’s my favorite kind of accessory.

A.J. Dub (Amy) - That is a dang cute spot for a little cutie trick or treater. :)